There are 365 days in a year. There is nothing spectacular about these days, they are simply a culmination of 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds. Yet, of these 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, there are moments that hold meaning. There is Christmas, and Easter, and Halloween, and the Fourth of July, there are birthdays and celebrations, as well as moments of sorrow, all which happen to take place on a day that is not so spectacular. Simply put, a day is what we make it. How we choose to experience these 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds solely rely on the moments that we ‘choose’ to hold dear. I know, I know, there are some moments that we do not choose, and for which we would do anything to go back 23 hours 56 minutes in 4.1 seconds, never to experience the hurt, the pain, and the sadness felt at that moment. But for the moments we do ‘choose’, choose to make them great. And I am not talking about the ‘big’ stuff, like the birth of a baby, or the joining of two souls into one, those moments are easy to remember. Cherish the small moments. The moments that are so minute, that in 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, they might be forgotten. Make those moments bigger. Make them remembered. The smile of your child, greeting you home from work after a long day. The laughter of an old friend, still laughing over something that happened 50 years ago. The comfort of a companion, both human and animal, ensuring you that everything will be okay. The silent thoughts late at night, telling yourself that you are great, beautiful, worthy, confident, unique and cherished — you are you…and you love you, regardless of what size, shape, or color you are. Cherish those moments. Most importantly, share them with those around you — both friend and foe. Create a moment for someone else that they will look back on and say, “that was a really good moment.” Make your moment big. After all, we are only given 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, of which we have no control. But the moments belong to us. Unique and alike at the same time. What makes them different, is how we choose to create them.
Until Next Time,
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PinkCaboodle

Maya is owner of Pink Caboodle, specializing in Fashion and Body Positivity.

35 Comments
  1. Amen girl! After having Addie in the hospital for 10 months, I've truly begun to appreciate the little moments in life. Sometimes I get caught up on my phone and I have to put it down and just say that I'm devoting all of my attention to whatever I'm doing 🙂

    1. Exactly! It's so easy to get caught up. Whether it's stress from work or family obligations…or for me even Facebook lol. In the long run, none of that stuff matters.

  2. This is a great reminder! I particularly connected with this part:

    "Make those moments bigger. Make them remembered. The smile of your child, greeting you home from work after a long day. The laughter of an old friend, still laughing over something that happened 50 years ago."

    1. Exactly! Sometimes it's so easy to get caught up on the bad stuff, and once you take a step back, you see all the good.

  3. This is so timely for me! I had such an awful day yesterday, but at the end of the day, I realized it was up to me if that continued. So I chose to change it. And while not everything is fixed today, I know I'm working towards choosing my moments much more carefully.

  4. This is a great reminder, and one I needed today of all days. I tend to get mixed up in a lot of moments and harp on the bad. It isn't good, and this is a great reminder for me.

  5. This is a very real thing. I get distracted all the time, I get caught up in day to day, its hard to not sometimes. Kids grow up so quickly though so I try to take my time and enjoy just little things everyday.

  6. I definitely need to focus more on the good moments and less on the bad. Today, there have been more of one than the other, but I'm going to try to focus on the good ones!

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